Expect to see many more stories about flu pandemics (swine flu) hitting college football in the coming weeks. This has been expected for months, and teams will starting taking flu shots by early October. Here is stuff from around the Pacific-10 Conference:
ARIZONA: With Scott taking the starting quarterback job and running with it, that leaves Foles in wait-and-see mode.
ARIZONA STATE: What does one win do for a new starting quarterback? It makes him the most popular man on campus.
CALIFORNIA: The ethnic epicenter of the Pac-10 has one distinct taste around the football program. Spaghetti, anyone?
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OREGON: One guy knows exactly how Blount feels after the punch-out in Boise last week – NBA's Kermit Washington, who spoke to the former Ducks running back.
OREGON STATE: Beavers have a journalist among them – a linebacker who is keeping a season-long live journal.
UCLA: Time to change it up? Might be. Tennessee football intern was an offensive assistant for Bruins quarterback Prince in high school.
USC: The flu pandemic that has spread throughout programs across the country as hit the Trojans, giving one cornerback a real jolt.
WASHINGTON STATE: The Cougars are making it a priority to extend its contract with First-&-Goal (Qwest Field's management group) to continue an annual Seattle game. It runs out after the game Saturday afternoon against Hawaii.